Events, Meetings & Announcements


Wylde Center's "Save Your Seeds and Share!"

August 23 - Oakhurst Garden - 10am

During this free event, the Wylde Center will share the taste of summer fruits, learn how to save seeds, and hear stories about Appalachian seed saving traditions. Let us know if you will attend and feel free to invite your friends and family too!

German Bierfest at Woodruff Park

August 23 - Woodruff Park - 2pm

The 11th Annual German Bierfest returns for an incredible day filled with authentic German beers, music and food on Saturday, August 23rd in Woodruff Park. Festival goers will receive a commemorative glass to enjoy unlimited samples of more than 35 authentic German Beers. Atlanta's German restaurants and food vendors will be serving up authentic German cuisine including bratwurst, kasepatzle, pretzel, sauerkraut, schnitzel and more! Enjoy live Bavarian music from the WurstBrats! Get your tickets today online or by calling 678.701.6114.

County Line/Ellenwood Community Empowerment Summit

August 23 -Poplar Springs Baptist Church-11am

The summit community wide townhall meeting needs the residents' input. This is a valuable opportunity for residents to get involved and move the area forward. One area of discussion will focus on the 44 acres of land that's been designated for a park and recreation center at the corner of River Road and Flakes Mill Road, and why you should get involved in the park's committee! We hope you can make it to the Poplar Springs Baptist Church at 11am on August 23rd to participate!

Photography Walks in Atlanta's Parks

August 27 - Outdoor Activity Center - 9:30am

We invite you to make photographs that highlight the wonderful nature of Atlanta's Parks and Greenspaces on an Eco-A guided naturalist tour. We'll photograph beautiful trails, old growth trees, wildflowers and much more. Participants' images will be displayed in a photography show at Atlanta's City Hall! Everyone is welcome - bring your cell phone or camera, and if you don't have one we'll provide one for you! This tour is free of charge. For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.

TreeKeepers 2014

Various Dates - Kendeda Center

TreeKeepers provides practical tree education over the course of 7 consecutive Saturday sessions  including:  indoor & outdoor activities, lively presentations, and engaging hands-on demonstrations.  Each 3-hour session is taught by Trees Atlanta staff or community tree experts. Upon completion of the series of 7 sessions, graduates will be trained in a manner that builds skill, pride, and appreciation to continue the stewardship of the urban forest. Training is for ALL levels. For more information and to register, visit the Trees Atlanta website.

Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable

Sept. 5 - Atlanta BeltLine - 7:30am

The Sustainable Atlanta Roundtable (SART) convenes once a month to discuss the region’s current environmental issues – from water to energy, urban planning to government policy and much more. Members of the audience are encouraged to ask questions, make comments, network and learn about Atlanta’s current and future opportunities for sustainable development. This month, SART is going on the road! Join us for a walking tour of the Atlanta BeltLine on Friday, September 5 from 7:30-9am. For more information and to register, visit the SART webpage.  

Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Course Charity Scramble

Sept. 8 - Bobby Jones Golf Course - 8am

Friends of Bobby Jones Golf Course, in partnership with the American Golf Foundation and the Bobby Jones Golf Course Ambassadors, invite you and your friends and colleagues to join us in the 2nd Annual Bobby Jones Golf Course Charity Scramble on Monday, September 8. Check-in begins at 8am, and 9am is the shot gun start. A post tournament BBQ lunch will be provided during the awards presentations! For more information and to register, visit the Friends of Bobby Jones website.

Photography Walks in Atlanta's Parks

Sept. 10 - Grove Park - 9:30am

We invite you to make photographs that highlight the wonderful nature of Atlanta's Parks and Greenspaces on an Eco-A guided naturalist tour. We'll photograph beautiful trails, old growth trees, wildflowers and much more. Participants' images will be displayed in a photography show at Atlanta's City Hall! Everyone is welcome - bring your cell phone or camera, and if you don't have one we'll provide one for you! This tour is free of charge. For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.

4th Annual Reynoldstown 5K!

Sept. 13

On Saturday, September 13, the Reynoldstown Civic Improvement League is hosting a 5K through the historic streets of Reynoldstown to benefit their neighborhood revitalization projects (including parks!). For more information about the event and to register, visit the Active website.

EcoAddendum Naturalist Walk

Sept 13 - Perkerson Park

Atlanta is located in the richest natural environment in the US! We can enjoy being outside and learn the importance of our region's world class bio-diversity in visiting the natural areas in Atlanta's parks and greenspace. Kathryn Kolb and Jessica Muhammad lead naturalist walks from urban pocket parks to large nature preserves, where you will always experience beautiful and fascinating natural discoveries and meet new friends who enjoy nature. Walks are free of charge. To learn more and RSVP, please visit the Eco-A website.

Identifying Amphibian Species in Metro Atlanta

September 13 - Blue Heron - 10am-12pm

Learn about spotting amphibians in metro Atlanta. The workshop is $10 and you can RSVP by calling 678-315-0836. Visit www.bhnp.org to download a registration form to mail in with your check.

Call for Proposals - Parks and Greenspace Conference

Sept. 17 - 5pm

If you wish to submit a proposal to present at the 14th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference, "Parks & People: A Declaration of Interdependence" please review the call for proposals and submit no later than 5pm on September 17, 2014. No late submissions will be considered.

Cheshire Farm Trail Ribbon Cutting

Sept. 23 - Cheshire Bridge - 9:30am

Please join The South Fork Conservancy on Tuesday, September 23rd for the ribbon cutting of the long awaited Cheshire Farm Trail beside the South Fork Creek! We're inviting friends and supporters to walk the 1/2 mile trail from Chishire Bridge Road - lace up your shoes and join our celebration and tour! Parking will be available at 2470 Cheshire Bridge Road, 30324. For more information and to register, visit The South Form Conservancy website.

Photography Walks in Atlanta's Parks

Oct. 11 - Langford Park - 9:30am

We invite you to make photographs that highlight the wonderful nature of Atlanta's Parks and Greenspaces on an Eco-A guided naturalist tour. We'll photograph beautiful trails, old growth trees, wildflowers and much more. Participants' images will be displayed in a photography show at Atlanta's City Hall! Everyone is welcome - bring your cell phone or camera, and if you don't have one we'll provide one for you! This tour is free of charge. For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.

Lynden B. Miller, Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape

Oct. 15 - Atlanta History Center - 7pm

The Cherokee Garden Library at the Atlanta History Center hosts Lynden B. Miller’s debut appearance in Atlanta, based on her 2009 book, Parks, Plants, and People: Beautifying the Urban Landscape. The book chronicles over twenty-five years of experience and gives practical guidance on designing and maintaining public gardens as well as how to raise public and private funds to support them. Her message resonates with park lovers, city planners, architects, landscape architects, civic leaders, and elected officials. She makes the case that “good parks make good cities” and argues that beautiful parks and gardens transform lives, encourage economic development, reduce crime, and change the ways people feel about their city. For more info and to purchase tickets, visit the Atlanta History Center website.

Eco-A Naturalist Walks

Oct. 25 - South Bend Park - 9:30am

Atlanta is located in the richest natural environment in the US! We can enjoy being outside and learn the importance of our region's world class bio-diversity in visiting the natural areas in Atlanta's parks and greenspace. Kathryn Kolb and Jessica Muhammad lead naturalist walks from urban pocket parks to large nature preserves, where you will always experience beautiful and fascinating natural discoveries and meet new friends who enjoy nature. Walks are free of charge. To learn more and RSVP, please visit the Eco-A website.

Photography Walks in Atlanta's Parks

Oct. 26-Herbert-Greene Nature Preserve-9:30am

We invite you to make photographs that highlight the wonderful nature of Atlanta's Parks and Greenspaces on an Eco-A guided naturalist tour. We'll photograph beautiful trails, old growth trees, wildflowers and much more. Participants' images will be displayed in a photography show at Atlanta's City Hall! Everyone is welcome - bring your cell phone or camera, and if you don't have one we'll provide one for you! This tour is free of charge. For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.

Photography Walks in Atlanta's Parks

Nov. 15 - Morningside Nature Preserve -9:30am

We invite you to make photographs that highlight the wonderful nature of Atlanta's Parks and Greenspaces on an Eco-A guided naturalist tour. We'll photograph beautiful trails, old growth trees, wildflowers and much more. Participants' images will be displayed in a photography show at Atlanta's City Hall! Everyone is welcome - bring your cell phone or camera, and if you don't have one we'll provide one for you! This tour is free of charge. For more information and to register, visit the Eco-A website.

EcoAddendum Naturalist Walk

Nov. 16 - Herbert-Greene Nature Preserve - 9:

Atlanta is located in the richest natural environment in the US! We can enjoy being outside and learn the importance of our region's world class bio-diversity in visiting the natural areas in Atlanta's parks and greenspace. Kathryn Kolb and Jessica Muhammad lead naturalist walks from urban pocket parks to large nature preserves, where you will always experience beautiful and fascinating natural discoveries and meet new friends who enjoy nature. Walks are free of charge. To learn more and RSVP, please visit the Eco-A website.

EcoAddendum Naturalist Walk

Dec. 6-Tanyard Creek & Cathedral Woods-9:30am

Atlanta is located in the richest natural environment in the US! We can enjoy being outside and learn the importance of our region's world class bio-diversity in visiting the natural areas in Atlanta's parks and greenspace. Kathryn Kolb and Jessica Muhammad lead naturalist walks from urban pocket parks to large nature preserves, where you will always experience beautiful and fascinating natural discoveries and meet new friends who enjoy nature. Walks are free of charge. To learn more and RSVP, please visit the Eco-A website.

The Parks and Greenspace Conference

March 23 - Atl Botanical Garden - 8am

Save the Date! The 14th Annual Parks and Greenspace Conference will be an event not to miss. Under the theme "Parks & People: A Declaration of Interdependence" will explore the relationships between parks and their surrounding communities. The conference will highlight existing opportunities for development, inspire cooperation from diverse partners, and influence decision-makers to creatively solve problems concerning infrastructure while producing wonderful parks and greenspaces that provide multiple benefits to communities. Read more on the Park Pride website!